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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ATHLETES’ LIFE SUCCESS Joshua Freedman, Marvin Smith Publication Date: April 23, 2008 ©2008 Six Seconds www.6seconds.orgwww.6seconds.org.

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1 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ATHLETES’ LIFE SUCCESS Joshua Freedman, Marvin Smith Publication Date: April 23, 2008 ©2008 Six Seconds

2 Study 30 members of National Football League Players Association - Retired 49 random visitors to 6seconds.org SEI assessment for EQ LS survey of factors such as violence, drugs, health, work Source: Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org)

3 Key Findings Higher EQ predicts greater life success - less violence and drug/alcohol problems, better health, work success, and relationships. Retired NFL players experience lower life- success than a comparison group. Source: Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org) It appears that athletes who develop greater emotional intelligence are more likely to succeed in life.

4 Skills for “People-Side” Emotional intelligence (“EQ”) is the capacity to effectively use emotions to make optimal decisions. (Six Seconds, 2001) Source: Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org)

5 EQ vs Life Success n=30, F = 32.88, p <.001 (R square =.55) Source: Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org)

6 Life Success Compared Source: Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org)

7 Contacts Study contact: Joshua Freedman Press contact: Marvin Smith Paper: Main: Corporate:


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